Wedding Style: Kelsey and Pat
Many brides dream about their wedding day. Kelsey Webb’s was filled with many little surprises that made the day special and memorable.
Webb married Pat Kindig on June 8, 2013 with “An Ohio Stately Wedding” theme. The two met while working in the OSU athletics department, so having their reception at the Huntington Club was perfect.
“We didn’t want to get too corny with the OSU theme,” says Webb, “but at the end of the day, it just made sense. It was really a dream come true for many of our guests to stand on the field, meet Brutus and hear TBDBITL!”
They set the tone with invitations using an old school OSU football program cover. “It was Pat’s idea,” says Webb. “He found one from 1906 that featured a woman and man holding hands in the stands.”
For their ceremony, the couple chose the Ohio Statehouse. “We married in the Rotunda at the Statehouse, a circular room with a sky-high ceiling,” says Webb. “Our guests sat in a circle around us, enveloping us with love.”
The couple personalized their entire ceremony. Webb entered the room descending a set of marble stairs and wore an ankle bracelet her father had given her before he passed away. It was a special way to remember him and in a sense allowed her father to ‘walk her down the aisle.’ She carried a bouquet filled with different shades of red roses and calla lilies, to echo the rosettes along the bottom half of her dress, a white mermaid gown she had bought the instant she tried it on.
Three ring bearers walked ahead of the bride holding signs saying “Here Comes the Bride” that reversed to “They Lived Happily After” for the couple’s exit.
“For Pat’s vows, he recited lines from Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” with his groomsmen, while I read a diary entry from when we first started dating nine years ago,” says Webb. “My bridesmaid and co-worker Gandhi sang The Beatles’ “In My Life” with my brother on guitar. The grand exit was out the front doors of the Statehouse and down the steps, while everyone was waving red pennants that said “P&K”. I’ll never forget it.”
The bride’s rings were two five-diamond bands that fit together, no center stone. “All you see is bling,” says Webb. “Instead of waiting a year and a half to put the second ring on, I had them soldered and wore it right away. On our wedding day, I simply took the ring off and had Pat put it back on during the ceremony.”
During pictures, Kindig surprised Webb with a stop at the kennel to see their dog. “He had the limo take a detour to the kennel and we had the photographer come in and take pictures,” says Webb. “I melted.”
More surprises awaited them at their ceremony. The groom’s friends held a tailgate outside, reminiscent of his favorite activity. Brutus Buckeye showed up during their cocktail hour wearing a tuxedo coat and top hat. Old program covers were used for the table numbers, with each one being a different OSU opponent.
The bride’s uncle arranged for a plane to flyover carrying a banner saying “Congrats Pat and Kelsey.”
Kindig had also arranged for their names to appear on the scoreboard. All of the wedding guests were invited to go on tours of the stadium and field.
Current members from the marching band showed up during the reception. “They marched in with those famous drums and the room erupted,” says Webb. “My family went insane.”
The couple had the band Three Ton Toad play during the reception. “We’re friends with them and they were fabulous,” she says. “Pat made them learn a really stupid parody song that he and his friends play at tailgates. We danced to it nine times in a row.”
The entire day added up to an unforgettable evening.
“I always thought it would be a good day,” says Webb. “I had no idea it would be an amazing day for not only us, but for everyone.”
Theme: “An Ohio Stately Wedding”
Ceremony: Ohio Statehouse
Reception: Ohio Stadium
Consultant: Something To Remember – Jennifer Drew
Makeup: Reverse Vanity Spa
Band: Three Ton Toad
Transportation: Extreme Limo
Invitations: Dolce Papel
Accommodations: The Blackwell
Photography: Nicole Dixon of Nicole Dixon Photographic
All photos provided by Nicole Dixon.
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